According to an eyewitness: The attack took place from the mountain behind "It was an apocalypse," [said Father Mansour Labaky, a Christian Maronite priest who survived the massacre at Damour:] They were coming, thousands and thousands, shouting "Allahu Akbar! [Allah is greater!] Let us attack them for the Arabs, let us offer a holocaust to Mohammad!", And they were slaughtering everyone in their path, men, women and children.
- J. Becker: The PLO: the rise and fall of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1984, p. 124